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Cauliflower: Pimping it up

I love cauliflower cheese and cauliflower soup but there it probably ends, it is usually an add-on to stir fry, cauliflower bhaji or roasted vegetables perhaps. Oh, in actual fact it seems that I quite like cauliflower’s versatility.

But a quick and easy dish is cauliflower pesto stirred through pasta. It really is easy and […]

By |June 25th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Pasta: Farfalle with smoked salmon, prawns, butternut squash, carrots and tangy tomato sauce

Straight into this one as it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish – cooking for one.

Sauté finely chopped carrot and butternut squash in olive oil, add garlic and a good grind of black pepper. Add a small glass of white wine.

Meanwhile, add pasta of your choice (mine was farfalle but linguine would […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Andalucia, Italy|1 Comment|

Griddled aubergine with feta, herbs with lemon and garlic drizzle

Griddle sliced aubergine. Chop a ripe tomato, finely slice some red onion and chop some feta into small blocks. Chop a garlic clove, some flat leaf parsley, mint and basil then mix with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a glug of extra virgin olive oil. Allow 5 minutes for the flavours to mix […]

Vegetable bake with Parmesan, Pine Nut & Herb crust

Just what you need on a baking hot Andalucían day I hear you say. But if you wait until the late evening (9.30pm in my case) and leave your bake to rest until it reaches room temperature (which is still quite warm) it is absolutely delicious.
This is a great way to use up […]

Mozzarella with peas, broad beans, mint, lemon and olive oil

Fresh, clean, simple and oh so tasty. Healthy option too. 

Simple supper, no need for salt

Griddled asparagus and pimientos de Padrón with the saltiness of feta cheese makes a simple supper. Finish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, chopped flat leaf parsley and fresh ground black pepper (lots). 

A Quickie: Using sun-dried tomatoes

When you haven’t the time (most unusual in Andalucía, I would say) then here’s something that can be rustled up in no time and using your own sun-dried tomatoes.  This will serve one hungry person or shared between two as a starter or snack.

1 chicken breast, cut into thin-ish strips
As many sun-dried tomatoes as […]

Wild Asparagus with Parmesan shavings and Balsamic vinegar

Drizzle asparagus with olive oil and black pepper then griddle. A few Parmesan cheese shavings and a little drizzle of Balsamic vinegar. Serve with chilled white wine. Simple.